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Common Questions

Need more information about the 2024 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure? Get the answers to your questions and how your fundraising makes an impact long after the event. For event details visit the Event Information page.

Still have questions? Contact Us at:
Phone: 1-877-GO KOMEN ext 4

Do I get a t-shirt?

All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. The shirts for survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will be in special colors to recognize their role in our event.

Register early to receive your shirt before event day!

How will I get my t-shirt?

Those who register for the Columbus Race for the Cure by Sunday, April 21, 2024 will receive their t-shirts in the mail prior to Race day, without exception. Items will arrive between May 1 15, 2024. Shirts, race bibs and programs are being mailed in ONE package this year via USPS. As with any shipping provider, delays may occur.

For those who register April 22 through May 17 — T-shirts will not be mailed to you, they will be available for pick up along with participant bibs at the pre-event registration days. *Please note, staff are making educated estimates on quantity of needed shirts for both pre-event registration days and race day. It is possible you may not receive the shirt size requested during registration.

For those who register on Race day, May 18 — there will be t-shirts available on site that morning for those who register in person at the North Bank Park Pavilion. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. You must pick up your t-shirt on site that day. No t-shirts will be mailed post-race.

Packet Pick Up Day — We will be hosting one Packet Pick Up Day this year. This Packet Pick Up Day will be held on Friday, May 17 at the North Bank Park Pavilion (311 W Long St, Columbus, OH 43215) from 9am-5pm. You will be able to register on site, drop off donations and pick up your race t-shirt/race bib.

2024 Limited Edition Shirt

We are excited and proud to bring you the limited edition shirt again for the 2024 Columbus Race! To earn your 2024 limited edition shirt, you must fundraise or self-donate $125 individually. The deadline is Race day, Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All limited edition shirts will be mailed post-race in June to those who qualify. You will receive an email when it ships including a tracking number. No in-person pick up will be available.

Please Note — The limited edition shirt is earned in addition to the participant shirt you receive with registration.

Promotion open to 2024 Columbus Race for the Cure registrants who raise at least $125 USD through their personal Komen fundraising site between October 15, 2023 - May 18,2024. Size selected at registration will be noted as preferred size, but limited sizes are available. Shirts will be mailed to participants post-race using their address provided at registration. While supplies last. Promotion may end at any time. Size selection determined by Komen. One shirt per participant who qualifies. Void where prohibited.

How much is the registration fee?
The 2024 Columbus Race’s Early Bird Registration runs now through January 31, 2024. Early Bird Adult Registration is $30. Early Bird Youth Registration is $25.

Starting February 1, 2024, Adult Registration is $40 and Youth Registration is $30.

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
No, your registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and not tax deductible.

What is included in the registration fee?
You will get a t-shirt and a surprise gift that will be used during the interactive opening ceremony! Your registration is not a part of your fundraising total for Race for the Cure.

How can I register?
You can register online by clicking the button below.

In order to properly plan for your Race day needs, we encourage everyone who will be joining us to register for the event.

Is the registration fee changing?
Yes. Before February 1, 2024, participants can take advantage of our Early Bird rate and register for only $30 for adults and $25 for youth participants. On February 1, 2024, registration will be $40 for adults and $30 for youth participants.

The registration fee helps offset the costs of conducting the event. You must register to receive an official event T-shirt as well as other new items to be used during the opening ceremony.

How do I register additional people?
If you have already completed your registration, you must log out of the site and begin the registration process with a new email address. You may register more than one person at a time by clicking the Register a Family Member button on the Review page of your registration. Please do not enter the same email address when registering additional people — the email address may be left blank if additional family members do not have their own email address.

Do I need to register my child if they are under 18 years old?
We have a special Youth under 18 registration type just for our younger participants! It is recommended that all children under 18 be registered for the event so we can plan for the needs of everyone who will be joining us at the event.

Do my team members have to register?
Yes. Their registration gives them access to the multiple fundraising channels and connects them to the community of participants and fundraisers all working toward the goal of ending breast cancer forever.

Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.

How can I fundraise?
There are multiple ways you can fundraise for your Race for the Cure. This Fundraising Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to fundraising. You can also visit the Fundraising for Race page for additional tools and tips to get started.

All registered participants have access to an online Fundraising Center where you can share a personal photo and story and send email and social posts to friends and family.

If social media isn’t your thing, you can send an email. You have two options to choose from: (1) Send email from within your Participant Center. Due to new system limitations, you’ll need to first self-donate or fundraise a minimum of $10 before OR (2) copy the email templates provided in the Participant Center into your personal email platform. Be sure to include your personal fundraising link, and send from there. 

FUNDRAISING POWER TOOLS - Fundraisers who use these tools raise 4x more, on average, than those who don't!

  • Connect your Fundraising Page to Facebook and ask your social community to support you.

  • Download the Mobile App so you can text your friends and family or deposit checks toward your fundraising. View the Mobile App User Guide to learn more about the app features.

Do you require fundraising?
We do encourage all participants to fundraise above the registration fee. This event is about going from awareness to taking action. Just imagine the impact if every participant fundraises only $100, we will bring in an additional $15 million to support treatment and patient support programs in our community and across the U.S.!

How can I change my fundraising goal?
You can update your goal in your Fundraising Center using your desktop or mobile device or using your Race mobile app. In your Fundraising Center, navigate to the “My Fundraising Progress” tile and click the Edit Goal button. In the Race app, scroll down to the “My Progress” section and click the pink Edit Goal text link. Be sure to pick a goal that’s meaningful to you, and share the reasons behind your goal amount in your story.

Are patients, survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer expected to fundraise?
Just like our other participants, we encourage every participant to fundraise and have an opportunity to earn fundraising recognition items for their efforts! We find that survivors, those living with breast cancer and others that have a deeply personal connection to the cause are the most powerful and passionate fundraisers.

Isn’t my registration fee a donation?
Registration fees provide you access to the event and help to offset the costs for things like security, permits, tents, and other operational items. Therefore, they are not tax-deductible donations. Your donations and fundraising help fund our work to save lives.

Does the money raised benefit people in our community?
Funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure series supports Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer through breakthrough research and ensuring all people receive the care they need. Through your support, our neighbors will benefit from research discoveries, public policy advocacy and direct patient support services.

What is a Top Fundraiser?
Top Fundraisers are all individuals who have raised $1,000+ or more by Race Day. They are invited to our Top Fundraising Area. Details on the VIP Tent are coming soon. This is our way of saying "thank you" for dedicating your time and energy to our event’s success.

What is a Top Fundraising Team?
Top Fundraising teams each raise $2,500 or more by Race Day. We have a special Top Teams area at the event where your top team can gather and enjoy a place to visit and relax with other team members. Details on the VIP Tent are coming soon.

Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central time will be credited to your fundraising total.

When and how will I receive my fundraising recognition gift?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise through Sunday, June 16, 2024. Approximately 30 days after the Race for the Cure, participants that have raised $250 or more will receive an email from with information about their earned gift level and instructions on how to redeem. Please check your spam/promotions folders if you can't find the email. After receiving the email, participants will select one gift in their qualifying level or one item in a lower level. You must redeem through the HALO site in order to receive your gift. Gifts are not cumulative. The item will be shipped to the address entered in our system at registration. Susan G. Komen reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value if recognition items are unavailable. If you have any questions, please contact

I’m not receiving Komen emails. What can I do?
Check your Spam or Junk folders to see if your email might have accidentally been directed there. If you have a Gmail email, you can also check the "Promotions" folder for missing emails. To ensure our emails are delivered properly, please add to your Safe Senders and Contact list.

How do I use the Mobile App to Fundraise?
The Mobile App allows you to fundraise on-the-go and track your progress. You can also track your steps and learn more about the impact you are having to end breast cancer. View the Mobile App guide, to learn more about the features of the app to help you make a greater impact.

How do I track my steps using the Mobile App?
Connect to Apple Health or Google Fit to track your steps so your everyday walk or run can be one to end breast cancer. Make sure to allow access to ALL data for proper tracking. Once connected, click the “Get Active” icon at the bottom to view your steps & activity challenges. Simply hit the Start button to begin recording your steps and select “Confirm” when prompted to save the information.

Check out all six available step challenge badges under the “My Challenges” tab, including the Finisher Badge for taking 6,000 steps to officially finish the Race for the Cure.

Is support available if I am having trouble with the Mobile App?
Yes. In the top right corner of the App Home Screen there is a gear icon. Click this and then “Need Help?” to open the support portal. Search the app FAQ for an answer or open a ticket with our app support team.

Do I need to mail in checks if I deposit them through the Mobile App?
No. You do not need to mail in checks if you have deposited them through the Mobile App.